In the summer of 2012 I was selected to serve as the Artist in Residence at Catoctin National Park and Cunningham Falls State Park in the Catoctin Mountain area of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Maryland. My AIR National Park residency work focused on the flora and geology of the two parks. I spent my residency photographing in the parks, printing and drawing. I also presented two public interpretive demonstrations of my art making process. This body of work was featured in the solo exhibition entitled “Ransomed” installed August – September 2013 at Delaplaine Art Center in Frederick, Maryland. The Catoctin Mountains are 20 miles North of Frederick near Thurmont, Maryland.